Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is expected to teach Texas politics at Texas State University’s Department of Political Science in the Spring of 2021, according to the University Star.
“Pending finalization of his hire, O’Rourke will join the department as an instructor teaching a synchronous online class,” the article said.
Political Science Chair Ken Grasso told the paper O’Rourke gravitated toward Texas politics when the two discussed potential class subjects.
“He originally approached people in the administration… and expressed an interest in teaching,” Grasso noted, adding, “I was thrilled.”
“He’s got a unique take on things with his experience as a congressman and as [a] senatorial candidate and even a presidential candidate. So we’re very happy to have him,” he continued.
During an interview last week on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, O’Rourke told anchor Joy Reid he believed Democrats can win Texas in November, according to Breitbart News:
The Texas Democratic Party,